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tech companies in the world are teeming up against the national security agency. they all want to limit the federal government from collecting their user information. the companies want more oversight and accountability from organizations like the nsa. we have more in washington and what steps are these companies taking against the nsa? >> reporter: well, for the moment we have this open letter that was published in several newspapers and the elusive agency of several principles that should governor future surveillance by the u.s. government. at the core of those principles is an end to the mass bulk data collection of national security agency. what we learned over the last few months from whistle blower edward snowdon is the nsa is hoovering up vast quantities of information whether you're an american citizen or not and storing it. they say that has to stop. they also say that what is needed is more oversight legal framework. they're getting worried. they fear the more we learn about the u.s. government's surveillance for americans and non-americans, but the lesser we trust american in
, demanding strict new curbs on government surveillance. the national security agency checked far more user data than the companies realize. i am joined by a national technology reporter for the washington post. are the tech companies here motivated by principle or profit? >> i am guessing both. nobody likes having their stuff stolen, and that is what has happened here. it is bad business for users to think their information is going to be stolen if they give it to google or yahoo. they knew they were giving information to the u.s. government under court order. but the extent has taken this them by shock. data was selected from fiber on particular cables over southeast. >> what about the chance of a new law being passed? >> hard to know where this is going. the u.s. congress is not known for its efficiency. this has gotten the world's attention. i think the shape is early to tell, but i wouldn't be surprised to see some kind of act. >> doesn't the government have a case when it cease it needs all this information to protect national security. >> sure. if my job was to prevent titleist attac
google, linkedin, and six other big names in the valley are calling on the national security agency to change its ways. this sin response to the revelations by the edward snowden leaks that the nsa has been collecting user data from the companies, reportedly without the companies knowing or giving their permission. so what is seen as attempt to reassure customers that data is safe t eight are putting their names on an open letter to the president printed in major newspapers, calling for reform of the nsa. first off those are aol, apple, facebook, google, linksedin, microso microsoft, twitter, all here in the bay orare with major ties to the region. on a new website reform government surveillance.komt they established five principles to adopt in attempt to rein in. would like to stop the bulk collection of web data, like them to have more oversight and accountability, and when the nsa legally requests user data the companies would like to be able to publicize that. the fact the companies have come together on this illustrates how concerned they are about the nsa surveillance, when yo
in silicon valley's biggest tech giants call on the national security agency to change its ways. that story coming up. >> a live look at johannesburg, south africa, the memorial for nelson mandela continues to grow. dignitaries from all over the world are arriving in the country to honor mandela including four presidents of the united states. >> and it's a freezing cold start to the work week. i'll let you know what's in store for the rest of the week. i can tell you change is ahead. you might like it if you're looking for warmer days. that's coming up in the full forecast. >> warmer. we like that. yes. oakland, an issue, three issues to report this early on a monday morning. we'll point them out coming up. >> a live look outside san francisco, that's the transamerica building. kind of hard to tell. needs a few lights. but it's cold in san francisco. i can tell you that. more coming up. it's monday, december 9, this is "today in the bay." >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm terry mcsey
. the letter follows information leaked by former national security agency contract for edward snowden, who leaked details of the secret programs. >> the nation's largest gay rights group says that corporate support for gay and trans and gender workers is reaching new course in the country. the a human- rights campaigner, but more than two-thirds of fortune 500 companies and 90% all the large employers its survey are not offering spousal benefits to the same sex the domestic partners. the group's 12th and will corporate quality index also found a record number of business is adopting the policy prohibiting discrimination against trans gender workers in job applications. >> the merger of american airlines and u.s. air ways has formed an air travel giant larger than the current industry leader, denied continental holdings. the new company will be called american airlines. passengers likely will not see this merger e. neely. ticketing and frequent flyer programs are expected to be combined. >> watching gas prices this morning. and the average price for a gallon of regular gasoline is up 3ยข. a
his game time, kudos to you, surveillance nerve. it says national security agency world of war craft, tony. >> thank you have a, shutting down the country arps main state news agency, the new agency will promote russia's image around the world. heading all of this, someone who is openly 18th gay. peter sharp the reports from moscow. >> this isn't just any news agency, it's one of the biggest in the world. it's got bureaus in 30 countries. one of the main sponsors of the sochi facilities. so was this expected? well, not according to local journalists at the organization. first they knew was when the news came on the kremlin's website and a man chosen to run the organization, that's dimitri krisiliof, he is a well-known anchor, talk show host, often venomous comments, very antigay, very antiopposition, very antiamerican. and his appointment will be seen basically i think as a further example of putin and the kremlin putting pressure on a very already heavily regulated media. >> cancer researchers release stunning results in the fight against leukemia. saturday the university of pennsyl
snooping. according to the washington post the u -s national security agency was intercepting traffic inside google's and yahoo's private networks. and microsoft fears that the n- s -a may have broken into their global communications as well. microsoft plans to encrypt data flowing through all of its communication, productivity services. google and yahoo have announced that they will also move forward with encryption initiatives. a frosty morning. president barack obama is defending the national security agency saying it does a very good job of not engaging in domestic surveillance. that was his response to a recent report that the agency tracks locations of nearly 5 billion cellphone every day overseas including those of americans. the president says he will propose " some self restraint " on the agency after a panel of hand-picked advisers reports back this month. he also says the nsa isn't interested in reading people's image and text messages. stanley roberts who found some people behaving badly. drivers and bicyclist have to share the road. that is an undisputed fact grid and if
government snooping according to the washington post, the u.s. national security agency was intercepting traffic inside kugels and yahoos private networks. --google's. and microsoft fears that the nsa may have broken into their global communications as well. microsoft plans to encrypt data flowing through all of its communication, productive and the services. google. and yahoo have announced they will also move forward with encryption initiatives. >>darya: starbucks is selling its limited edition $450 gift cards. and they are expected to go fast. these cards are metal every loaded with $400 a enough money to keep decaffeinated coffee year long. however, there is a catch, you can't get these cards and stores. you can only buy them on the flash still website they're also expected to be an even higher demand a share because these are your cards to buy. -there are fewer cards to buy. the company is only selling 8000 parts instead of the 5000 cards it offered last year. the cards go on sale today at noon. last year the cars sold out and about six minutes. >>james: and this year into
." the letter follow revelations by former national security agency contractor edward snowden, who leaked details of the secret programs that critics say violate privacy rights >> i will highlight more of the weather when we return. >> ice, snow, and cold weather are causing problems all over the country. in addition to stranding numerous drivers and causing thousands of flight cancellations, andrew spencer reports the wintry storms are causing damage. >> it looks like an onion lucky place for you to have parked your car. it did not happen just once, rooftops were so heavy that have allegis failed to the street. take a look at some of the damage. the interstate was shut down does not see snow especially not like this. many drivers in little rock, ark. are used to the ice conditions. >> the residential areas are not clear. >> take a look at this the view from this error plane. across the country the weather cost thousands of flights to be canceled. so many people were stuck in dallas that they started to provide food for them. even the white house and the capital got a little bit of a dust
phone with their permission on a special app. new reports say the national security agency is running a massive program to track the location of hundreds of millions of cell phones around the world. the nsa collects nearly 5 billion location records a day, almost 58,000 records of call information and other data per expect second. the nsa does it, the post reports, to find unknown associates of people it's targeting for surveillance. >> let's say they're interested in tracking somebody here by the red dot. as that person moves around a path, a certain number of people are going to be following the same general direction. as they move, fewer and fewer people are going down the same exact path. and say fewer people are there and by the time they get to one other location, there's only one person who has been travelng the same path, the green dot right there. >> and they can track when two people arrive at the same location from different directions more than once. cell phones are always emitting location signals, even when you're not making calls and even when your phone is not turned o
to restrict the surveillance by the national security agency? >> i would like to apply the fourth amendment to third party records. so when i have a contract with a phone company, i think those are still my records and you can look at them if you're from the government if you ask a judge. a warrant applies to one person. not to everyone in america. it's absolutely against the spirit and the letter of the fourth amendment to say that a judge can write one warrant and you can get every phone call in america and that's what's happening. i think it's wrong. it goes against everything america stands for and i will help to fight that all the way to the support. we need to get the supreme court to re-examine our records. >> so, you would ban if you could, all mass data mining. >> i'm for going after terrorists with every tool we have. i'm not opposed to the nsa, to spying, but i am infavor of the fourth amendment. if you think someone's a terrorist, you call a judge, get a warrant. if that's person's called 100 people, you get 100 more warrants. if they've called 10,000 people, you've got to get 1
stuki showed this image national security agency world of war craft. >> oh my goodness. appreciate it, thank you. >>> let's see on wall street stocks are slightly higher at the close. the dow edging up almost 6 points, the s&p 500 hitting a new record high. investors are waiting for new clues we are told about whether the federal reserve will start winding down its massive economic stimulus program. >>> there is a new airline in the skies today. american airlines and u.s. air completed their merger forming the largest air carrier. four airlines now cover 80% of u.s. air flights. >>> gas prices are up. the lundberg survey says the price per gallon rose 3 cents in the last two weeks, average for regular is $3.29. jeremy is a financial writer with zacks investment service. >> pleasure, man. >> american airlines and u.s. airways have locked up this merger. what's it going to mean jarrod for flying public for you for me for all of us? >> as a pilot myself i'm pretty close to the industry and i obviously travel quite a bit. i spent last year traveling just weekly. what's interesting is when
sense. from td ameritrade. >>> is the national security agency infiltrating video games? documents released by former nsa contractor edward snowden she in 2008, the agency planted sleeper agents inside games like world of war craft and second life, amid concerns that those games could be used by terror groups to coordinate attacks. the documents were published today. i talked to spencer ackerman, u.s. national security editor at the guardian which was one of those who broke the story, and i asked him how a game like world of war craft could possibly be a hotbed for terrorist activity. >> world of war craft, like many other really popular addictive, immersive individual yvideo gam deeply, deeply richly developed fantasy game in which you go on quests along with your virtual friends and face things like weird creatures and other things that i don't know about because of course i would never play these types of games. no, never. >> would a terrorist group use such a game to launch an attack? >> well, that's kind of unclear, but the suspicion around the late 2,000s was that as more of
they understand the need for the national security agency to protect american citizens, they think the snooping has gone too far. plus, of course, it's bad for business. the companies have been getting hammered with consumer complaints ever since leaked documents revealed the extent to which the nsa tracks internet and cell phone communications. according to the "washington post" the latest document dump showed the agency collects about five billion cell phone records a day. >>> coming up on "the lead," take football and snow, lots of snow, mix in a dash of lesean mccoy, what do you get? well, dare i say perfection. highlights from the craziest sunday in recent memory, next. and it feels like your lifeate revolves around your symptoms, ask your gastroenterologist about humira adalimumab. humira has been proven to work for adults who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief, and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infectio
to reform the way the national security agency does business. this is in response to revelations that this past summer that the nsa collected data from the companies, reported by without the companies knowing or giving permission. in what is seen as an attempt to reassure customers that data is safe the eight companies put their name on an open let tear the president printed in major newspapers calling for reform of the nsa. those are aol, apple, facebook, google, linkedin, microsoft, twitter and yahoo! action all companies either head quart erd here in the bay area or major ties to our region. in a new web side, reform government, the companies established five principles they would like the government to adopt in attempt to rein the spy agency. the group would like the nsa to stop bulk collection of web data, see it have more oversight and accountability, and when the nsa legally requests user data, these companies would like to be able to let people know what the nsa is asking of them. the fact the companies have come together illustrates how important a probl
are and what we are doing on behalf of national security. to give you some idea about the 5irection of one of the big agencies that we have that are every day, 24 hours a day, seven days a week in 142 countries around the world with 17,000 people, doing the nation's business. we have some talented men and women and i will talk about them. john, thank you very much. i want to thank for the great introduction. i want to thank the institute of world politics and the staff that puts these things on. it is important that we keep doing i think it is a really important endeavor that we keep doing this. politicstute of world and your personal dedication to hosting this annual lecture is a testament to the institute's commitment to training a new generation of critical thinkers. the professionals in this room who recognize the value of studying history when confronting modern issues of national security and world politics. as early as 1932, there was a which begins with a surprise attack on pearl harbor. part of the curriculum. i have a graduate degree. in march of 1931, intelligence reports warn o
was launched, the national crime agency examining allegations from the newspaper and say the former nigeria told an under cover reporter he could fix the world cup matches and also said he had been previously sent off on purpose for over $100,000. >> this is my first time, okay, this is role playing. >> i'm not playing football yet because you have cards. >> i'm sure of that. >> how much did you get for last night's game? >> this is the thing we do and other out there and can we say what it's going to be, can we say it's in the first half? can we say it will be in the. >> last. >> last to the first half is that possible? >> reporter: 1-1 with everton on sunday and went ahead with ten minutes to go and coming up, the back and winning united last week and equalized four minutes later and had the goal and five points clear of liver pool and everton is fifth. and golf and tiger woods blew a four shot lead in a tournament on sunday as zach johnson got the title and a playoff of woods and johnson both had 18 under par after four rounds and we report. >> reporter: tiger woods came close but not cl
a lot in. good to see you. >> thanks. >>> time to show you headlines. the national security agents is not alone in collecting cell phone data. it's used by local and state police. public records show dozens of agencies grab information from phones while in use. >>> in california the american held in north korea made it home. 85-year-old newman spent six weeks of detention in a comfortable hotel. he says he ate well and was bored at times. newman was detained during the ten day visit to north korea. he was freed friday after reading the apology for his you service during the korean war. >>> los angeles times says many attended the memorial for paul walker. walker was the star of "fast & furious" movies. he was k >>> that cold arctic air continues to settle in over the bay area, at least a couple more days here before we start to warm things up. as we look out over the golden gate bridge, mostly clear skies now and going the stay that way all day long, but the temperatures are going to be chilly. by the afternoon, highs expected in the upper 40s and the
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